Parish Jottings

Parish Jottings - June 2021

Lockdown restrictions eased

There is not a lot of church news these days to record for the church magazine archives, but some good news is that on May 17th, after we had endured three national Lockdowns, a significant relaxation of the restrictions took place. We hope that we are now at least at the beginning of the end of this challenging pandemic thrust upon us.

Limited numbers of people can now visit friends’ and families’ homes, and even stay there overnight. Pubs and restaurants, museums, theatres, cinemas and hotels are now fully open again, and going on foreign holidays to some countries is now possible. In all the above cases, precautionary requirements must be observed.

Our church, Holy Trinity, maintains its Sunday services both in church, and on-line, whilst many churches throughout the country, for various reasons, have remained closed. Our services are reasonably well-attended, and all required precautions are taken to keep churchgoers safe.

Parish weather

Parish weather

The parish, in keeping with most other places, has had topsy-turvy weather so far this year. Snow in March, hardly any April showers, a cold wet and windy May, some days having a year’s selection of weather - frost, rain, wind, hail, snow, and hot sunny spells, all in one day. Gardeners are not pleased, and when going out, you haven’t known what to wear for the best.

Bishop of Oxford’s Appointment

The Lord Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, is among the thirteen peers appointed to the ‘Lords Select Committee for the Environment and Climate Change’. Bishop Steven is a leading advocate of fossil fuel divestment within the Church of England and has previously called for ‘nothing less than an ecological conversion of every person and every part of society’.

25 Years of NOMAD

25 Years of NOMAD

This year, NOMAD is marking 25 years of helping young people. ‘Nomad Youth & Community Project’ is a local charity supported by Holy Trinity church. Its headquarters is at the d:two centre in Henley-on-Thames. In 2005 Nomad gained its own charitable status. NOMAD runs Henley’s Food Bank, and last year distributed over 1300 food parcels. The aim of the charity is to help people to become full and useful members of our local community and society as a whole, to improve the conditions of their lives, including their physical, mental, and spiritual capacities. Their work includes working in schools and providing parenting and family support and after-school activities.

June flowers, wisteria and roses in the riverside gardens, Holy Trinity parish
June flowers, wisteria and roses in the riverside gardens, Holy Trinity parish

Contacts

Vicar:
Reverend Duncan Carter
Vicarage, 16 Church Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1SE (574822)

Trinity at Four Minister:
Reverend Sam Brewster
29 Gainsborough Hill,
Henley-on-Thames,
Oxfordshire, RG9 1ST
(07899 843461)

Licensed Lay Minister:
Michael Forsdike (612161)

Churchwardens:
Barbara Williams
Michael Forsdike

WELCOME

Welcome to Holy Trinity C of E Church.

Whether you have come to a service of worship, for private prayer, or just to enjoy a few moments of peace and tranquillity, we offer you our friendship and hospitality. This website gives some general information about the church and our fellowship.

Duncan Carter, Vicar.